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Westside Program

The Electrical and Computer Engineering department offers graduate courses designed for working professionals on the Westside. All courses are taught in the evening. Courses are offered in technical areas that are relevant to engineers working at neighboring technology companies. Most of the courses are project-based and provide an opportunity to meet other engineers with similar interests working in related areas. Sufficient courses are offered to meet the degree requirements for our masters program without having to take time off from work during the day or having to travel to downtown Portland. Courses are offered to support both students who are and are not seeking a graduate degree. 

The program is offered at the Willow Creek Center at 185th and Baseline road in Washington County. The Willow Creek Center features well-equipped classrooms, ample free parking, and good access from major surface roads in Washington County, US 26, and the MAX light rail line.

Our current schedule of Westside courses is posted here. For more information about the program, please contact Roy Kravitz, program director. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are these programs a part of a degree program, or can you register for them independently and individually?

You may enroll as a non-degree seeking student at PSU and sign up for the courses independently so long as you meet the prerequisites. Information on how to enroll as either a degree-seeking or non-degree seeking student can be found here.

Our Westside courses are designed to enable degree-seeking students to complete their degree requirements. Our MS program is organized by tracks that support areas of specialization. Currently, our Westside program supports three of our MS Tracks  

As the program grows and gets better established we may support additional tracks

Where can I find information about the cost of these classes?

The resident tuition for a 4 unit graduate course in Engineering is $1564 during the 2013-14 academic year. The mandatory fees are $186, so the total cost for the course is $1750. The specific tables of tuition and fees are available here.

Can these classes be used for credits in a future PSU PhD program?

Yes. The classes we offer on the Westside are equivalent to those offered on campus and can be used in the same way to satisfy PhD program requirements.